Garden Visit – White House Farm, Ivy Hatch
White House Farm, Ivy Hatch, Ightham
Thursday 13 April 2017, 1.30pm
This event is for members only and must be pre-booked.
This 15-acre garden and arboretum has been created over the past 35 years to provide year-round colour from woody plants with modest herbaceous underplanting. It is on a cold site at 500ft and the soil is mainly acid medium loam with some clay seams. Rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias feature in spring, including many rare specimens, some of them collected in Asia by the owner, Maurice Foster VMH, a member of the RHS Woody Plants Committee. The arboretum is now in its 22nd year, and contains trees mainly from wild seed of recorded provenance, with quercus, tilia, sorbus, acer, carpinus, alnus, betula and others, underplanted with rosa, berberis, cotoneaster, deutzia, etc.
from cool temperate sources.
There will be a booking form in the Winter newsletter newsletter.